“The tension between contemplation and participation underlies the work of the Moscow-born and New York-based Yevgeniy Fiks, who addresses the history and current cultural status of Soviet Communism in his paintings, photographs, and conceptual works.”

Olga Kopenkina, Modern Painters, May 2008

Artist’s Website

resume (pdf)


Yevgeniy Fiks (2013)

Corporations Are People Too (2012)

Yevgeniy Fiks (2010)

Things Fall Apart (2009)

Yevgeniy Fiks (2008)


Yevgeniy Fiks "Lenin for Your Library?"

Yevgeniy Fiks, "Communist Guide to New York City"

"Moscow: Yevgeniy Fiks", 2013

Selected Bibliography

Maryam Omidi, "Soviet images of Africans go on show at New York gallery," Calvertjournal, January 20, 2014

Louis Proyect, "The Wayland Rudd Collection: the Red and the Black," LouisProyect, January 20, 2014

Marc Climaco, "29 Astounding Soviet Propaganda Images Promoting Racial Equality," Buzzfeed, January 20, 2014

Ferran Mateo, "Cuando el camarada Lenin se llamaba tía Lena," Rusia Hoy, September 17, 2013

Anastasiia Fedorova, "Soviet Cruising," Dazed Digital, August 12, 2013

Vladislav Davidzon, "Bookforum talks to Yevgeniy Fiks," Bookforum, May 6, 2013

Евгений Аронов, "Неблагонадежная любовь," Радио Свобода, 11 апреля 2013

Zach Savich, "April Reviews: Jena Osman; Yevgeniy Fiks," The Kenyon Review, April 2, 2013

Nora Fitzgerald, "Gay in the USSR," Foreign Policy, March 26, 2013

Blake Gopnik, "An Artist Asks, How Swishy Was Karl Marx?," The Daily Beast, March 26, 2013

Tyler Green, "The Modern Art Notes Podcast," Blouin Artinfo March 21, 2013

Ivan Savvine, "The Queer Bombs of the Cold War," Out There Magazine, March 20, 2013

Kathleen MacQueen, "In Sight/In Mind: Yevgeniy Fiks," Shifting Connections, March 14, 2013

Sophie Pinkham, "The Homosexual Atom Bomb," N+1 Magazine, February 25, 2013

Hrag Vartanian, "Did the Cold War End?," Hyperallergic, August 3, 2012

Vladislav Davidzon, "Yevgeniy Fiks," Modern Painters Magazine, May 2012

John Haber, "Abstraction and Silence," Haber Arts, April 9, 2012

Mark Jenkins, "Making Begonias Oppressively Brutish," Washington Post, April 6, 2012

David Marcus, "It's the Political Economy, Stupid," Art in America, March 28, 2012

Caroline A. Miranda, "Seeing Red at MoMA," ARTNews, February 2012

Dan Tarnowski, "Corporations are People Too @ Winkleman Gallery," WhiteHot Magazine, January 2012

Noah Dillon, "Taking the Corps Out of Corporation," ArtSlant, January 9, 2012

Emily Nathan, "THE NEW YORK LIST 1/9/2012," Artnet, January 9, 2012

Kathleen Massara, "Are Corporations People? Winkleman Gallery Weighs In," Huffington Post, January 4, 2012

Carolina A. Miranda, " This Week: Must-See Arts in the City," WNYC's Arts Datebook, January 4, 2012

Kristen Chappa, "The Workers," Frieze Magazine, Issue 143 November-December 2011

Miguel Amado, Artforum Critics' Picks, Artforum, September 26, 2010

Philipe Dagen, “The Song of Russia,” Le Monde, Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 February, 2009

Sydney, "De-fetishizing Lenin Kitsch," Thing Theory Blog, February 3, 2009

Michael Harvey, Art in America, January 2009

Paddy Johnson, "Yevgeniy Fiks at Winkleman Gallery," Artfagcity, October 2, 2008

Catherine Spaeth, "All in One Day: The Gallery Give-Away in Changing Economies," catherinesarttours.blogspot.com, September 29, 2008

Daniel Larkin, "The Russian Soldier," ArtCal Zine, September 19, 2008

Yaelle Amir , "Lenin Re-Commodified," ArtSlant New York, Artslant, 9/14/08

Colby Chamberlain, "Critics' Picks, Yevgeniy Fiks," artforum.com, 9/16/08

Olga Kopenkina, Modern Painters Page 2, May 2008

Olga Kopenkina, Modern Painters Page 3, May 2008

Olga Kopenkina, Modern Painters Page 1, May 2008

Yevgeniy Fiks

Joe-1 Cruising in Washington, DC

Joe-1 Cruising in Washington, DC

Stalin's Atom Bomb a.k.a. Homosexuality

Stalin's Atom Bomb a.k.a. Homosexuality

Communist Tour of MoMA

Communist Tour of MoMA

Ayn Rand in Illustrations

Ayn Rand in Illustrations

Communist Party USA Series

Communist Party USA Series

Songs of Russia Series

Songs of Russia Series

Lenin for Your Library?

Lenin for Your Library?

The Security Risk Map of Manhattan

The Security Risk Map of Manhattan, 2012

Adopt Lenin (installation view)

Adopt Lenin (installation view), 2009

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